Today’s set, 5002938 Stormtrooper Sergeant, has a misprint on the bag. It says it contains 5 pieces, but I count 6: helmet, head, torso, legs, gun, and pauldron. Unless the pauldron doesn’t count as a piece. Or the gun. I don’t know. But it’s wrong. Unless I’m wrong, but I’m never wrong.
Ha, just kidding. According to my wife, I’m always wrong. But no matter the piece count, this is a pretty great stormtrooper. Admittedly, it’s been a long while since I’ve handled one and I don’t have any others nearby to make any comparison to. The only one that I can remember that sticks out in my memory is the one that constantly had bad printing on the mouth. It sticks out because the quality was just not there, not something that LEGO is known for. And if that was the worst, any other version is a step up. This one? Just looks great.
According to Bricklink, this polybag was from the Rebels era of sets and not what I initially though (Solo). This polybag makes a great army builder, and who wouldn’t want an army of awesome Stormtroopers?
Does It Suck or Does It Rock?
At some point, the laws of diminishing returns will start to kick in. There’s only so many ways LEGO can iterate on the Stormtrooper before it reaches a level of ridiculouness in terms of detail. I don’t know if they did or not, but they should just stop right here. 5002938 Stormtrooper Sergeant is the pinnacle of the Stormtrooper minifigure.
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You Can Win This And Every Other Polybag I Review This Year
I’ll be raffling every polybag I review this year in one big lot, all 260 sets (with the possibility of more). Each set will be individually stored in a ziploc baggie complete with the extra pieces, instructions, and the actual polybag bag it came in. The cost of a raffle ticket is just $1 USD and you can enter as many times as you want. Send a PayPal payment to firstname.lastname@example.org for $1 USD for every ticket you want to purchase. DO NOT send one payment for multiple entries i.e. do not send one $5 USD payment for five tickets; five $1 USD payments must be made instead. Raffle is open to everyone in the world except where raffles are illegal. Be sure to put “POLYBAG RAFFLE” in the notes section of the payment in order to be entered successfully. Winner will be drawn sometime sometime in the second half of 2023 and contacted at the PayPal email address the payment was sent from to arrange for delivery. For a running list of all the sets that you can win, check this Google spreadsheet.